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Parks in Transition : Biodiversity, Rural Development and the Bottom Line - Brian Child

Parks in Transition

Biodiversity, Rural Development and the Bottom Line

By: Brian Child (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd July 2004
ISBN: 9781844070695
Number Of Pages: 286

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Parks face intense pressure from both environmental and developmental perspectives to conserve biodiversity and provide economic opportunities for rural communities. These imperatives are often in conflict, while potential solutions may be subject to theoretical and practical disagreement and complicated by pressing economic, political and cultural considerations.

Parks in Transition collects the work of the most distinguished scholars and practitioners in this field, drawing on insight from over 50 case studies and synthesizing them into lessons to guide park management in transitional economies where the challenges of poverty and governance can be severe.

The central message of the book is that parks are common property regimes that are supposed to serve society. It analyses and sheds light on the crucial questions arising from this perspective. If parks are set aside to serve poor people, should conservation demands over-rule demands for jobs and economic growth? Or will deliberately using parks as bridgeheads for better land use and engines for rural development produce more and better conservation? The issue that arises at all levels is that of accountability, including the problematic linkages between park authorities and political systems, and the question of how to measure park performance.

This book provides vital new insights for park management, regarding the relationship between conservation and commercialization, performance management, new systems of governance and management, and linkages between parks, landscape and the land-use economy.

List of Tablesp. vi
List of Figuresp. vii
List of Boxesp. viii
List of Case Studiesp. ix
List of Authorsp. x
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Prefacep. xvi
Introductionp. 1
Growth of Modern Nature Conservation in Southern Africap. 7
Private Land Contribution to Conservation in South Africap. 29
Community-Based Natural Resource Management as a Conservation Mechanism: Lessons and Directionsp. 63
Performance of Parks in a Century of Changep. 105
Park Agencies, Performance and Society in Southern Africap. 125
Innovations in Park Managementp. 165
Does 'Commercialization' of Protected Areas Threaten Their Conservation Goals?p. 189
Who and What Are Parks for in Transitional Societies?p. 217
Parks in Transition: Biodiversity, Development and the Bottom Linep. 233
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9781844070695
ISBN-10: 1844070697
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 3rd July 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1

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